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Old 08-23-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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Is there any trick or tips to keep the hinge pin clean? After a day of running the car, dirt seems to creep inside the hinge pin holes and makes the pin hard to move as it forms a dirt gunk on the pin.
i was thinking of putting a silicone seal around the pin and the arm to seal it so dirt won't get in, but is there any other tips to keep dirt from getting to the hole? Or do i have to just live with it?
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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I generally pull them out after 2 days or running.. wipe them down.. blow out any dirt in the arm tunnel. Clean the pin with Autosol.. if needed.. and very lightly spray with GT85-assemble and leave overnight to dry.. but would be interested to hear other's tips.. ect

The GT-85 will give it a light coat and keep it smooth and almost oiled.. but not enough to attract more dirt.. then what would get in anyway...
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i used a dry lubricant work out great spray on pin and inside the arm holes.
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theres not much you can do to keep dirt out the hinge pin, really that should be one of your main maintanence duties reaming out the arm and wiping down the hing pin applying oil or lubricants only makes it more attractive to dirt,remember free suspension is critical just do it before every main or when ever needed
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